For students interested in no longer owing that monthly rent check, CSUâ€™s Off-Campus Life is hosting a series of first-time homebuyers classes starting tonight that will teach students to find the right realtor, talk with lenders and evaluate credit ratings.
Knowing what type of investment â€“â€“Â price and type of home included â€“â€“ you want to make and the idiosyncrasies of financing is vital to any first home-buying experience, several students agreed.
The class will offer information on:
- How to find the right realtor,
- Why purchasing a home can be an excellent investment,
- Getting loans,
- How to talk with lenders and realtors,
- How credit ratings and scores can affect you, and
- How to find the right home for you.
Tonightâ€™s class is from 6 to 8 p.m. in room 195 of the Lory Student Center. Subsequent classes, a part of the three-part educational series, are scheduled for Feb. 9 and 16 at the same time.
The cost of the three-class package is $15 for students and $20 for non-students.
Presenters will be available to answer any questions about the purchasing process.
One student, junior music therapy major Rachel Carpenter, said she would consider buying a house sooner than graduation so that she didnâ€™t have to pay so much in rent each year.
Staff writer Ashley Watson can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.
First-time Homebuyers Class
When: Tonight, 6 to 8 p.m.
Where: Lory Student Center Rm 195
Cost: Three-class package is $15 for students and $20 for non-students